Faith Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church invites everyone to join our worship service on Sunday morning. The traditional worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m. The sermon will be based on the Gospel of Matthew 25: 31-46. Sunday School for children and youth and Bible Study for the adults will begin at 9 a.m. The Adult Bible Class will be led by Pastor Sundbye this week. For those who wish to arrive at 8:45 A.M., coffee and fellowship will be shared. A nursery will be provided.
Need a ride to church?
Would you or a family member like to attend church or Sunday School, but you don’t have transportation? Do you know someone who would like a ride to church? We can help. Just call the church at 668-7147 or Mischa Brown at 641-1231 before noon on the day prior to the day the ride is needed. A carpool volunteer in your area will be contacted to make it happen. We are excited for you to attend our services at Faith. Please don’t let transportation difficulties keep you from joining us; we would love to have your company and fellowship.
Birthdays and anniversaries
In Faith’s church family, Sarah Turner will celebrate her birthday this week. Sue and Pete Shauf will celebrate a wedding anniversary. We ask special blessings on all of them.
On Saturday, Nov. 19, the youth will meet in the Fellowship Hall/Kitchen to make “Turkey Cookies,” which will be sold to the congregation on Sunday. This is a money-making project for their mission trip and other youth activities. This project will be under the direction of Jennifer Stuart.
On Monday, Nov. 21, Sally Haynie will continue a Bible study on the book of James. The group will meet at noon in the Fellowship Hall. A sack lunch may be brought. For further details call Sally Haynie at 580-3116.
Ladies Bible study group
On Wednesday, Nov. 23, the Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 9:30 a.m. to continue a study of the book of Acts. The choir will meet at 5:30 p.m.
Helping Hands of Faith
Helping Hands of Faith, a mission of Faith Lutheran Church, is located at 719 Smith St. in the old Frankie Schmitz Shoe Factory building. Run by volunteers, this thrift store uses its profits for donations to the church and community. Funds are donated to organizations such as Stanford House, ABBA Women’s Center, Cooke County Home Hospice, CASA, CPS, Camp Sweeney, VISTO, and several area Volunteer Fire Departments. Regular store hours are 10:00 A,M. until 2:00 PM. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. If you have items to donate, bring them to the store on regular store days. If you have large items that need to be picked up, call 668-4393.
If there is any way that Pastor Scott Sundbye or Faith Lutheran Church can serve you, please let us know. The church number is 668-7147 and Pastor Sundbye’s home number is 612-5552. The Bible Verse for the week: “A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” (Deuteronomy19:15)
First Assembly of God
Don’t miss this Sunday at First Assembly of God. What a wonderful weekend of worship and prayer we experienced last week at the prayer summit with Kevin Peterson. We will continue with and empasis this week on personal prayer and thanksgiving and a call to worship the Lord in a greater way this holiday season. Sunday morning, Pastor Elliott will be ministering on gratitude and challenging the congregation to consider a greater sense of thanksgiving for our lives the next few weeks.
Community Thanksgiving service
Sunday afternoon we will be hosting an interdenominational community Thanksgiving service here at First Assembly in the gym. We want to invite everyone in the community to attend and enjoy ministry from many of the church groups in our city. The Evangelical Minister’s Fellowship is sponsoring the event and we want to invite everyone to come.
This community service will take the place of our regular Sunday evening events.
First Assembly offers family night on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.. The adult Bible study currently meets in the main sanctuary for an informal and encouraging Bible study. Pastor Jerry Elliott is leading the group and is teaching on the book of Romans. We offer Ground Zero Youth Ministry for ages 12 to 18 which includes contemporary worship with our youth band, games, fun and a Bible study with our youth pastor, Kayli Daniels. Children’s classes and nursery are also available for children on Wednesday evenings.
First Assembly hosts Angel Academy, an accredited day care and pre-school, for toddlers at 18 mo to after-school care. Angel Academy is a quality child care center that offers the highest level of care and training to children in a loving, Christ-centered setting. For more information, you may call 612-2815.
First Assembly is dedicated to offering a place of worship where God’s presence can be found along with vital, relevant teaching of God’s word for your life. Join us this Sunday or Wednesday.
First Baptist Church
Dr. Egan’s sermon series
Dr. Egan is taking us through several sermon series. This Sunday morning, Nov. 19 his sermon is entitled "God Forgives Me" taken from Romans chapter 5. We invite you to join us at the modern service at 8:30 a.m. or the traditional service that begins at 11 a.m. On Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. we are going through the book of Mark. We invite you to join us in these studies.
Our Christmas musical will be presented at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m. here at First Baptist Church. "Sing Gloria" is Christmas music that you will not want to miss.
Christmas time in Salado
This will be a trip to remember on December 6-8 complete with wonderful food, an interesting tour, great accommodations, and last but not least great shopping. We will have a historical tour of the quaint town of Salado and learn of its importance in the history of Texas. The cost of the trip is $125 (for double occupancy) and includes breakfast daily and the tour. For more information contact Joyce Woolfolk.
First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church welcomes you to worship with us Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. We are located at 214 S. Denton Street. Childcare is available for ages 5 and under.
Our 8:30 a.m. worship is a little more relaxed but always includes beautiful music. The 10:45 a.m. service is traditional and features hymns, organ, piano, and choir and also often includes music from our handbells, children’s and youth choirs. Children are welcome in worship and we include a Children’s Sermon at each service. We offer Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month.
We would love to have you join us for worship this Sunday, Nov. 20. Rev. Don Yeager returns to the pulpit this Sunday after his journey to the Holy Land. The title of his sermon is, “The Indescribable Gift,” based on 2 Corinthians 9:6-15.
Community Thanksgiving service
Our adult handbell choir will play for the Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church. This annual service is sponsored by the Cooke County Ministerial Alliance and involves several area churches. Everyone is invited.
Parent’s night out
It is time again for Parent’s Night Out. Parent’s of First UMC may sign their child(ren) up for Friday, December 2 for a night of fun, food, and games. Look in your Sunday bulletin for more details.
Festival of Christmas Music
First UMC is pleased to announce their 3rd annual Festival of Christmas Music featuring all 7 choirs, handbell and vocal, of the church. Under the direction of Daniel Banke, Director of Music Ministries, the program offers a variety of selections for the enjoyment of all to share the miracle of the Christ child’s birth during the season of Advent. The program will take place on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. The community is invited to share in this special program.
Youth mission fundraiser
The youth are selling calendars and cards as they continue to fundraiser for the 2012 Summer Sr. High Mission Trip. The calendars have beautiful pictures with inscribed scriptures and the cards come in variety packs of 12 cards each with blank insides. There is a choice of 2 different sets of greeting cards and 1 set of Christmas cards. All items are $6 each or 2 for $10. The more you purchase the more you save.
We have a new collections bin in our Missions Corner. We have a list of military needs that was sent to us and there is a large variety of needs for our soldiers. Please pick up a list from the mission corner if you would like to help.
Second Time Around ministry
Second Time Around is a re-sale ministry that carries a wide variety of gently used clothing, books, household items, and furniture and has been serving the community and those in need since the 1970’s. Eula West was responsible for starting what was a small mission service and it has grown to serve more than just Cooke County. Profit from Second Time Around sales is given to mission projects of the church which include global-wide missions. Many needy persons are also helped free of charge. The store is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Second Time Around is located at 105 S. Denton St. and welcomes donations and shoppers.
UMYF progressive dinner
On Sunday, Dec. 4, an all UMYF Progressive Dinner will take place. Our youth will travel to 3 different homes for their meal. Each youth is encouraged to bring a $10 gift for the gift exchange. The details of time and locations are to be announced.
On Sundays all youth meet for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Youth hours are as follows. The Jr. High youth will meet from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and on Sundays, the Jr. High youth meetings are at 5 p.m. with an all youth snack supper from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. followed by the Sr. High youth meeting until 7:30 p.m.
The UMYF has made a choice to “Go Green” and have placed recycling bins throughout the church. Please “think before you throw” your trash in a regular container.
You can follow us on Facebook. Just look for “First United Methodist Church of Gainesville, Texas.”
To receive more information about our church or any ongoing activities, please feel free to call the church office, 665-3926, or visit our website, www.fumcgainesville.com.
First Christian Church
First Christian Church is located at 401 N. Dixon in Gainesville. Sunday School for all ages starts at 9:00am, with worship at 10 a.m., where we celebrate the Lord’s Supper with an open communion table each Sunday. Sunday’s message by Rev. Mark Loewen is titled, “God’s Most Difficult Miracle.” The Scripture reading is Haggai 2:1-9.
The Stewardship and Property Ministry Teams are hosting a huge Thanksgiving dinner after worship on Sunday. What a great time to give thanks, celebrate God’s grace, and have some fun to boot. They are supplying the turkey, dressing, and desserts and are asking us to bring a salad or vegetable dish.
Time to Decorate
At 6 p.m, Tuesday, Nov. 22, we will decorate our church for Advent and Christmas. We have lots of beautiful and meaningful decorations to put out. All members and friends are invited to help transform our church as we anticipate the arrival of the Christ-child.
First Christian Church is an inviting and welcoming church. We are a people and a place where you can engage your faith and allow God to mold you. If you have any questions about First Christian Church, please contact us at 940-665-2053; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to our website at www.fccgainesville.com.
First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville
Welcome and Information
You are welcomed to visit or join the First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville under the direction of the Rev. John Hare at 401 S Denton at Church St. Call at 665-5153 if you have questions or information and leave a message or email:email@example.com or visit at www.firstpresbyteriangainesville.com.
Adult Bible study is at 9 a.m.
Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. J. Ray Smith preaching.
Children’s Sunday school is from the sanctuary after the children’s sermon.
The Thanksgiving holiday dinner is after services.
Yolanda Reid was the Pulpit Assistant. Ruth Lewis and Landi Phillips were the greeters. The sanctuary flower donation was by Charles Hart and Pam Hirschi.
The Angel Box Project meets at 2 p.m.
The men’s breakfast group meets at 7 a.m.
The council (session) meeting is at 6:30 p.m.
There will be a chorale rehearsal at 7 p.m.
All newsletter articles are due by noon.
Choir rehearsals are at 7 p.m. with Barbara Brady, director of music/organist.
VISTO requests 4-pack toilet paper, bag of white rice, dry pinto beans, 19 ounce can chili, 18 ounce peanut butter, dinner soups, 1 pound box of saltine crackers and 1 pound Crisco shortening. Any and all donations are accepted.
Gainesville Bible Church
We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at Gainesville Bible Church.
Our interim Pastor, Chuck Ballard (President: African Pastoral Training Ministries), will deliver the message, “ African Pastors and II Timothy 2:2.” Pastor Chuck is available at the church Wednesday and Thursday of each week.
Radio program at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday
A 30 minute broadcast of Christian music is brought to you by Gainesville Bible Church each Sunday morning on Memories 1580 (KGAF, AM 1580).
Sunday 9 a.m. Prayers for the Church
9:30 a.m. Bible Study Classes
Women’s Class — “Lies Women Believe”
Men’s Class — “The Book of Job”
10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service.
Friday 9 a.m. Pot of Coffee - Men’s fellowship and service (at church)
Gainesville Bible Church is located east of downtown on 601 North Radio Hill Road (FM-3092). Follow California east to Radio Hill Road. Turn left onto N. Radio Hill Rd. We are located one block on the left right beside Memories 1580 (KGAF) radio station and the city water tower. If you need to reach us, our office number is (940) 668-2781. Our web address is www.gainesvillebiblechurch.com. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Avenue Baptist Church
Grand Avenue Baptist is conveniently located in the 600 block of North Grand Ave. Since parking is not allowed on Grand Avenue, we have paved off-street parking and the entrance doors on the east side on Clements Street.
We welcome three newly ordained deacons, Dean Armstrong, Jon Carpenter and Choice Stephens. We will be praying for you as you begin this new phase of your Christian service.
We wished Isaac Green a happy second birthday and also a happy birthday to Al Latham.
Dean Armstrong, accompanied by Suzanne Carpenter on the grand piano, sang a special “Thank God for All of His Promises.”
Al Latham and Scott Gregory took up the offering.
Bro. Bill Black's sermon was from Romans 12:9-21, rules for Christian living. It is not easy to pray for our enemies or honor others above ourselves. We are told to live at peace with every one. Remember that lack of forgiveness comes from Satan. We are to overcome evil with good.
Our Associate Pastor Kevin Sandmann gave the benediction.
Our schedule is as follows:
9 a.m. coffee, breakfast and fellowship in the Fellowship Hall
9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
10:40 a.m. Morning worship in the auditorium
6 p.m. Evening worship in the little chapel. Maudell Baker plays the piano for us and we are beginning a study of 1st Samuel.
7 p.m. Grief Support Group in Fellowship Hall
Wednesday 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Youth Get together in Fellowship Hall.
Our church office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. week days. Call 665 2951 for prayer requests or more information.
You will find a Texas-size welcome at Grand Avenue.
Harvey Street Baptist Church
Our deepest desire is to bring glory to God as a collective Church body, and we would like to invite you and yours to come and worship alongside us here at HSBC, where you will find a place of love, growth and service.
Bible Study and Fellowship at 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Corporate Worship at 6 a.m.
Children’s Church at 11 a.m. Children ages 3-6 have a great time learning God’s word during this time.
Sunday Evening Corporate Worship at 6 p.m.
Men and Women’s Bible Study Monday Nights at 6:30 p.m. Come join us as our ladies and our Men study the book of Acts.
Monday Night Bible study-This Monday night we will be discussing Acts chapter 20 starting with verse 32.
Sunday Night Bible Study
We are studying verse by verse through the book of "Genesis."
Monday Night Bible Study
This Monday night we will be discussing chapter 21 starting with verse 10 in the book of Acts.
Youth Group (Grades 7-12) at 6 p.m.
Corporate Adult Praise and Prayer at 6 p.m.
RA's and GA's Wednesday's at 5 p.m. (Grades 1-6)
During this time we seek to teach both guys and gals that the desire of God is to allow his Son (Jesus) to be the center of our lives and through God's word teach them that He (God) has a heart for the world to know Him through Jesus. All kids are invited to come.
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
On Nov.13, 2011, Chuck Williams and his brother, James Snyder, visited the church. Chuck is an applicant for pastor of Mt.Pleasant. He brought the message using passages from 2 Timothy, 1 Corinthians 3:10, 1 Chronicles, Revelation 21:18 and Isaiah 35:1-8. All of this scripture describes the church as a holy place of peace in a changing world. Believers are the sanctuary of God here on Earth, and should invest their souls into the church. Make a strong commitment to your church and help it grow and spread the Gospel.
Happy Anniversary to Gerald and Sally Teel on November 18.
Mt. Pleasant offers Sunday Morning Bible Study at 10 A.M. followed by the Sunday Morning Worship Service at 11 A.M. Visitors are warmly welcomed. The Church is located in the Mountain Springs Community at 14777 S FM 372.For more information, call 940-637-2371 or visit our website at www.mtpleasantbaptistchurchonline.net.
New Beginnings Fellowship Church
Praise and worship music is led by Kim Bradley, on the guitar, and Trish Norwood, on the keyboard. Our music is easy to follow, easy to sing and prepares us for our service. Next Sunday, we'll enjoy a special solo by Trish.
Our services are led by Pastor Lewis Acrey, a godly man with 40 years in front of the pulpit. Last Sunday he reminded us that God is a celebrating God. He gave us a jet tour through Leviticus 15 where God instructs us to rejoice for the things He has done for us (with 8 feast and celebrations). Then to Revelation 5:9... and 19: .. for all rejoicing going on right now in Heaven, again, for all the good things He has done for us.
Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. in our temporary location, the Buffalo Bill Theater at the Lone Oak Ranch at 8484 N. FM 372 in Gainesville. Lone Oak Ranch is the place that host retreats and family reunions and is just a couple miles from FM 902. Our new church building, literally in the middle of a pasture, is a few blocks away, and is going up quickly.
Church work days are November 19. Thanksgiving dinner is on the Nov. 20. All are welcome.
We praise God for the two families who joined our church and for blessing the jail ministry with new volunteers and eight inmates who gave their life to Christ.
If you haven't been to church for a while, please join us for a New Beginning. For more information regarding our church call Pastor Lewis Acrey at (214) 769-5518.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, one of Gainesville's oldest active churches, is located just east of the Cooke County Courthouse at 415 E. California St., invites you to come and experience a parish of Christians truly striving to worship the Lord in the spirit of holiness.
Every Sunday we offer Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Come join us for coffee following each service and fellowship with our members.
Fr. Stubbs will conduct Christian Education each Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Evening services are held each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel in the Parish Hall, with Bible Study to follow.
Daughters of the King meet each first Sunday of the month following the 10:30 service. Women of St. Paul meet the first Thursday of the month in the Parish Hall at 6:15 p.m.
We invite you to come join us in the Parish Hall for coffee and refreshments and share in the fellowship with our members.
For more information call the Church Office at 665-4705, e-mail us at email@example.com or view visit www.stpaulsgainesville.com.
Vilott Baptist Church
Busy people who love the Lord hardly notice time change. The clocks we go by may have different settings as seasons change, but the doors of Vilott are open on time.
We will see many things in the upcoming weeks. Collection of the shoeboxes for the annual Christmas Child program is underway.
Vilott Baptist Church has all ready gathered up several boxes to be sent world-wide. If you want to send a shoebox full of goodies to a child in need, you may take them to the First Baptist Church in Gainesville, Texas. Time is running out in order to get them sent. This is a wonderful program that gives children throughout the world something for Christmas and shares the Gospel at the same time.
We are charged with sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus came and spoke, "All power is given unto Me in heaven and earth. Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world."
Our Men's Group meets on the first Saturday of each month for a fellowship breakfast and discussion of projects.
We have a Thursday morning small group that meets for Bible study and fellowship. We would love you have you join us. The other regularly scheduled small groups continue on Wednesday evenings starting at 6 p.m. with a meal followed by prayer groups and Bible study groups. Come join in to be closer to the Lord and fellowship.
Our Pastor Rick Isham shares God's message for us on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. We start the day with a fellowship breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10 a.m.
Vilott Baptist Church is located in the hearts of all its members. The buildings where we meet are located on FM 678, east of Callisburg. Call 665-1629 if you need the Pastor or information about services.
Whaley United Methodist Church
Christians consider this Sunday the last Sunday of the liturgical year. We call it the Reign of Christ Sunday. This year it comes just before Thanksgiving. Join us this Sunday for Mr. Sam Houston, our certified lay speaker as he enables us to look toward Thanksgiving and the first Sunday of Advent.
We worship in traditional style at 9 a.m. and contemporary style at 11 a.m. Both services feature wonderful music. We invite people of all ages to attend both services. The 11 a.m. service includes "kid time."
Sunday, Nov. 20
9 a.m. Traditional worship in the sanctuary
10 a.m. Bible studies for all ages
11 a.m. Contemporary worship in the dome
12 p.m. Youth lunch at CiCi's and volunteer at V.I.S.T.O.
Monday, Nov. 21
12 p.m. New Day Circle at Edelweiss Tea Haus, 105 South Commerce Street
6:30 p.m. X-Men, men's fellowship for all men 18-118, dinner and program in Fellowship Hall
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Church Offices closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
8 a.m. Thanksgiving meal preparation in the main kitchen
Thursday, Nov. 24
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving meal for the community at Stanford House, 401 West Garnett Street.
Sunday, Nov. 27, the Whaley UMC Fellowship Committee will host a Church Family Holiday Meal in Fellowship Hall immediately following the 11 a.m. Advent Worship service in the Sanctuary. Advent Banners made by families of the church will be displayed during the meal and will adorn the Narthex during the Advent season.
The annual Whaley United Methodist Women Christmas Coffee will be held in the beautiful new home of Mary Lance on Saturday, December 3rd.
Whaley United Methodist Church is located at 701 Rosedale Drive in Gainesville. Come by and take advantage of this Fall/Indian Summer weather on the half-mile Prayer Path that surrounds our campus. It is ideal for getting some fresh air and exercise while enjoying the beauties of God's creation. All are always invited and encouraged to participate in the activities, missions, and ministries of Whaley UMC. For information call (940) 665-5588. At Whaley UMC we have One Lord, One Church, One Mission.
Faith Lutheran Church
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Church to start new ministry
Gainesville Westminster Presbyterian Church, deeply entrenched as part of the community since 1946, is stepping out in faith by reaching out through a new ministry beginning Jan. 27 entitled “Men’s Accountability Network” (MAN). The ministry is designed to provide encouragement and support to men who aspire to build stronger relationships with God and family.
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Callisburg United Methodist Church
The Callisburg United Methodist Church is located at 123 Oscar Cole Street in Callisburg, Texas and you are invited to attend the services which begin each Sunday at 10 a.m. for Sunday school and 11 a.m. for church.
The Acolytes this Sunday morning were Jake Pollard and Austin Smith. Ushers for the month are Larry Wallace and Bill Magee.
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